Discussion in 'Blues & Jazz' started by TrailriderDan, Oct 18, 2006.
Re: Jazz and blues
Re: Jazz and blues
Yeah I think the proper name for jazz and blues or Rock is Fusion. Anyone into Gentle Giant or May Blitz? Many artists like National Health and Hatfield and the North, Soft Machine, all the Canterbury groups showed heavy jazz and blues based ideas, all modern music boils down to the blues.Carlos Santana was into that fusion between jazz and blues for a brief time,Love devotion and surrender was a milestone by him.
One of the better jazz fusion artists John McLaughlin:
Electric Dreams from 1979 is the album I have and just love it.
Chick Corea Elektrik Band, Al Di-Mieola material with electric guitar (he has a lot of acoustic material), Jean Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham, John McLaughlin, Jeff Beck (also with Jan Hammer), Return to Forever (which is made up of some of the above artists), Miles Davis (Bitches Brew album), Herbie Hancock, Weather Report, Pat Metheny... and many more. I've been a big fan of this style (fusion) for years. Check this Wiki article out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz_fusion
I've just been getting into Return to forever, haven't tried any of chick Corea's solo projects, but RTF is one of the most incredible things I've ever heard, and I'm starting to really like Miles Davis, it had to grow on me, but I keep liking it more and more
A guy called Shuggie Otis, he jammed on stage as a youngster with T-Bone Walker in the Johnny Otis band, a stompin track he did was " Taildragger"
There is an English Jazz/metal/rock fusion guitarist called Shaun Baxter He`s really good.
I agree with Sox some good tunes from otis and co, Jazz rock fusion is to be loved and enjoyed like all music except that rubbish on a Sat night with that Simon Coward or whatever he is called, get some Matching Mole down your trousers that will sooth ya !!!!
Think it may take more than matching mole to sort Coward out he needs his Leather Breeches hoisting up over his head and plugging in to some proper tunes.
Jeez Sweaty I am not sure a Matching Mole down my trousers would be a good thing..
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